Remember the days when we could sit down and kick back while watching a sporting event without having to worry about politics? Yeah, those were the days. Sadly, those days are gone now because the Left ruins everything it touches.
The NBA and MLB joined the woke parade by kneeling for the National Anthem and the NBA players are being allowed to display social justice messages on their jerseys. But after all that, both organizations have come to find out that sports fans just want to watch sports and not hear about politics. Who would have thought?
The ratings for the NBA and MLB have been abysmal lately to say the least. Breitbart reported, “With both baseball and basketball draped in all sorts of Black Lives Matter and social justice symbolism for their opening games, a substantially smaller number of fans tuned-in to the rest of the week’s games.
According to Outkick.com, neither league did well.
As for the opening games, Outkick reported that the return of the NBA on TNT saw the following numbers:
Lakers-Clippers: 3.4 million
Pelicans-Jazz: 2.1 million
ESPN’s MLB return numbers were also underwhelming:
Yankees-Nationals: 4.0 million
Dodgers-Giants: 2.8 million.”
There is literally nothing that Americans enjoy that the Left won’t seek to destroy if it goes against their political leanings.
Take football for example. Sundays used to be a day where Americans could rest and relax while watching grown men with helmets and pads hit the living crap out of each other. We could all just spend the day forgetting about work and politics and other stressors in our life before they all returned on Monday.
Then came Colin Kaepernick. He knelt for the National Anthem (allegedly to protest racism) and then the rest of the League joined him.
We couldn’t go one game without seeing the players protest, and were instead being lectured about social justice causes.
Chick-fil-A is another example. The chicken chain is the most well-liked fast-food chain in America, but their owners are Christians, and therefore they hate gay people, or something…
The Left staged boycotts and years of pressure campaigns against the restaurant, until last year when Chick-fil-A finally gave into the Leftist mob and announced they wouldn’t be giving to Christian charities deemed controversial by the Left. They won’t be content until every single aspect of life is focused on nothing but politics.
Movies, sports, books, and TV shows all used to be outlets to decompress from the day’s pressures. Not anymore. The American people have had enough and are tuning out. Serves them right. Does anyone care what Lebron James or Aaron Judge have to say about politics? How many minds have they actually changed? I am going to guess it’s on the low end of zero.
Athletes are entitled to their opinions like the rest of us, however, we also can change the channel and watch something else. If we wanted to watch people rant about social justice issues, we can just turn on CNN or MSNBC. It is the same thing only without basketballs and baseballs.
Laura Ingraham once told Lebron James to “shut up and dribble.” That is advice he and his fellow athletes should consider before they destroy their sport permanently.